Roses
Q.

Balcony gardening

Zone Sydney, Australia | dmorganb added on January 25, 2018 | Answered

Hi! I'm in Sydney, Australia. My balcony (see photo) faces north/east. The north side, which is the ideal aspect for Sydney, has built-in louvres that can't be moved. The open side faces east, and the balcony receives about 5 hours of solid morning sun. It also gets very windy as I'm on the 18th floor. I was wondering about trying climbing roses in pots growing up the louvres on a support frame on the north side. How do you think climbing roses would respond in this environment? I know the apartment trend is for tough sculptural succulents like agaves, sanavierias and jades but I'd really like something more cottagey and pretty. All suggestions gratefully received.

    A.
    A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
    Downtoearthdigs
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on February 1, 2018

    Perhaps a Flava Trumpet Vine, Potato Vine, Bougainvillea Vine or a Jasmine Vine would be good choices. The roses would not likely do well with the wind and would need more sunlight.

    00
    Was this answer useful?

    Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
    Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

    You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

    If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

    Looking for more?
    here are more questions about...
    Roses
    Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

    Do you know a lot about gardening?
    Become a GKH Gardening Expert

    Learn More